Friday, January 23, 2009

Slip Sliding Away

This morning I could've swore I was running in the tropics, rather than Canberra. It was 20 degrees at 5.30am and apparently the humidity was 67%. After the thunderstorm and heavy rain last night and in the early hours of this morning, it was definitely steamy and the ground was muddy, making running at times a risky business. There were a few occasions when I slid along rather than ran and some of the downhills I took very carefully.

The cockatoo tree was very subdued this morning - only about a handful of the usually noisy birds sitting quietly in the tree. However there were plenty of those wascally wabbits around (as Elmer Fudd would say) - they are everywhere.

The run went well, a little slower due to taking care not to slip slide away. Another 21km done for the week, making it a total of 71km. Tomorrow will either be a complete rest day, or if I find that too difficult to do, then I might go to the gym.

Ewen: ok you've got me there - I don't think I'll ever manage 147km in a week.


"Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality"

Ralph Marston

1 comment:

Ewen said...

Ah, global warming - we'll be in the tropics AND closer to the beach before long.

NEVER complain about how warm Canberra mornings are!